Lecture 35: The Crusades

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(Duiker 192-193, 207-208, 336-338; Brians 242-245, 227-230)

Film: Timeline: The Crusades--October 2, 1187

Questions about Duiker: *What was the role of Alexius I in causing the crusades? *Why is Saladin famous? What role did Pope Urban II play in causing the crusades? *How did the Fourth Crusade damage the Byzantine Empire?

Questions about Usamah: What does Usamah think are the main virtues of the Franks? *What does he think are some of their faults? What is his opinion of Western medicine?

Question about Anna Comnena's The Alexiad: *According to Anna, what were the main faults of the crusaders?


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